It was a great turnout for this 'meet-and-greet' between La Catalina Scholarship students and their sponsors. We have seen this program grow every year to where it is now - with 52 students!
We have never seen so many of the parents and relatives of the becados, as well as sponsors, turn up for this event; it was lovely to see.
In the early days, many parents in the village didn't seem to see the value of keeping their children in school longer. We are seeing that change now, with more students going on to high school and beyond.
This program also helps break down the barriers between the extranjero and local Mexican communities. The straightest way into the heart and future of this community is through its children. Kudos to everyone who participates!
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